MARTHA STEWART, 81, BECOMES OLDEST SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT COVER STAR

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Martha Stewart has become the oldest ever cover model for Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit edition at the age of 81.

The businesswoman and presenter was one of four cover models chosen for the issue, alongside Megan Fox, musician Kim Petras and model Brooks Nader.

Stewart was photographed in various swimsuits in the Dominican Republic.

She told the magazine that she wanted to inspire other women and said she was thrilled to appear on the cover.

She said “I don’t think about age very much, but I thought that this is kind of historic and that I better look really good”.

Stewart started a catering business in the 1970s and rose to fame in the 1990s when she started her own magazine, Martha Stewart Living. Her media empire later led her to become a billionaire.

In 2004 she was sentenced to five months in prison after she was found guilty on a number of charges related to an insider trading scandal.